Have you ever thought about making your own curl care products? There are a lot of awesome curl care products out on the market, but not all are super healthy for curls. First of all, a lot of products have chemicals or artificial ingredients, which can be harmful to curls. However, you can skip this by making your own curl care products. Here's how to make your own honey butter for curly hair. It's so super easy to make with ingredients you probably already have at hand.
How To Make Your Own Honey Butter For Curly Hair
1/2 cup organic shea butter, melted
1/4 cup fresh aloe vera gel
1/2 tablespoon of raw, organic honey
10 drops essential oils of your choice. Good choices include lavender for soothing, tea tree for irritation, or peppermint to invigorate your scalp.
What to do:
After the shea butter has been melted, take the ingredients and mix together in a medium sized bowl. A hand mixer can help, because it can achieve the smooth consistency. This should take about 1-2 minutes of consistent blending. The consistency will be a light, whipped product. Scoop it into a dry, clean container that can be tightly sealed and store in a cool, dry, place. Furthermore, it might need to be whipped up again between uses to re-blend ingredients.
How to use:
Now that you've created your own product, it's time to use it! Wash curls and squeeze out excess water. In the shower, while curls are still wet, apply the product from roots to tips. As a result, you might need to section your curls to make sure each strand gets covered. Once the strands are completely covered, place curls under a plastic shower cap or sit under a steam hood. If using the shower cap, cover with a warm towel. Allow the product to sit for 60 minutes. The heat will open the cuticles, allowing moisture to penetrate into the cortex of the curl. Therefore, curls will be hydrated from the inside out. Rinse with cool water to remove the product and close the cuticle down again.